I have different music that I listen to when I write or edit. And soundtracks – especially game soundtracks – really fit that bill nicely. I’ll be talking about some of them here.
Frozen Synapse is a squad turn-based strategy game, which means that I love it and suck horribly at it at the same time. It’s got a pretty compelling backstory of its own, as well as a visual aesthetic that I really enjoy.
But that’s not why we’re here. We’re looking at the music for both the OST and for the expansion, Frozen Synapse: Red.
I’d like to call these dark minimalistic melodic electronica. It doesn’t quite hit the “chiptune” level of electronica (which honestly tends to irritate the crap out of me), but there’s a heavy synth element here.
But there’s also a strong world element as well, and that helps keep it from simply being yet another techno anthem. I really pull this out if I’m writing anything that is modern day or onward, and if it’s not straight out-and-out happy.
Both the OST and the Red expansion are available from the artist’s Bandcamp page ($10 and $6 respectively) and are well worth the price. And like all Bandcamp artists, you can take a good listen first to make sure you agree with me. (And since I’m writing these well before they go live, I’m hoping the embeds show up properly…)